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Said is 47 year of age and is married with 3 kids. Said is an IDP (Internally Displaced Person) and lives with his family in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. Said grows fruits and vegetables. He plants tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and other vegetables and fruits. He says that even though this business is very hard, he and his wife have been handling the business for 10 years without any difficulty.

Said grows vegetables and fruits and sells them in the bazaar. His income from vegetable and fruit sales is 150 Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN). He has more plans for the future, such as getting more land for cultivation. He is looking forward to increased sales in the coming winter because people purchase fruit a lot. Now he needs a loan of 2000 AZN for the purpose of getting new fertilizers and seeds. It will help him to grow more vegetables and fruits in order to get more revenue in the coming winter, which will help him to support his family’s needs.

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This loan is designed for clients residing in settlements for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bilasuvar, Azerbaijan. An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who has been forced to flee his or her home due to armed conflict, violence, human rights violations, or natural or manmade disasters, but who, unlike a refugee, has not crossed an international border (source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). Many of these people have failed to qualify for loans through formal channels due to low income and lack of collateral. By funding this loan, you are creating opportunities and supporting economic development in extremely underserved communities. 

About Aqroinvest:

Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.

In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.


About Azerbaijan

  • $10,800
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,344,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,575 helped Said to buy fertilizers and seeds.
87% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: